If you are someone who sees the benefit of homeschooling, and you already do so with your children, then you might also be keen to find out how you might be able to supplement this with other activities and opportunities for learning. The fact is that the more you can do this, the more likely it is that your children will benefit greatly from the overall experience, which is ultimately what you’re going for. But it can be difficult to know exactly how you might be able to do this, so it’s worth knowing what your options are. With that in mind, let’s take a look at just a few of the best ones for you to consider.
All of the education doesn’t have to be you doing the teaching or quiet studying by your children. You might as well also try to use the internet to help their learning along – and this could be easier to do than you originally think. There are many online institutions which are respectable and which you could use to help your children further their education, whether it is something along the lines of St. Bonaventure University or the Open University. You might alternatively simply wish to find an independent distance learning tutor for one or two of the subjects; this will break it up a bit for the children and will ensure that you can have a decent break from teaching too.
Just because your child is not in a school doesn’t mean that they can’t still take trips to interesting and educational places. In fact, you will probably find that you can do so a lot more easily than if they were in a school system. The great thing here is that you will be able to choose if and when you take your child out, and for what purpose, and you can do so in a way which perfectly supplements whatever you are currently teaching your child. Field trips can help to ground knowledge in a real-world setting, and you might consider them an essential part of the whole process of homeschooling.
There is also much room for extra-curricular work, and in many ways, this will be an essential way to round off any learning that your child is undergoing. You should let your child have more or less free roam here, as the important thing is that they can enjoy it and use it as an opportunity to develop some of their innate natural skills. If you encourage them in these efforts, you will find that it makes a huge difference to how they see their education on the whole, and it could be the perfect way to keep them interested.
With the above taken on board, you will be sure of expertly supplementing your child’s homeschooling in such a way as to benefit it, and not take away from it.